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Health Department Observes National Breastfeeding Month

Aug 02, 2019

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month in August with an awareness and outreach campaign featuring the theme “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.”

 

A kickoff event will be held at the Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5. Breastfeeding friendly community proclamations from Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville will be read. 

 

Promotional drawings are being held at all Women, Infants and Children offices through Aug. 7. WIC offices are located at 2622 Hope Mills Road, the Spring Lake Family Resource Center at 101 Laketree Blvd., and at the Health Department at 1235 Ramsey St.

 

Other outreach and awareness efforts include photos opportunities for community supporters and Breastfeeding and Sibling Classes. All events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 12: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Community Breastfeeding Support and Awareness Photo Booth

Department of Public Health Lobby, 1235 Ramsey Street

Hope Mills Branch Library, 3411 Golfview Road, Hope Mills

West Regional Branch Library, 7469 Century Circle, Fayetteville

 

Aug. 14: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breastfeeding and Sibling Class
Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane

 

Aug. 19: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Community Breastfeeding Support and Awareness Photo Booth

Department of Public Health Lobby, 1235 Ramsey Street

East Regional Branch Library, 4809 Clinton Road  

Cliffdale Branch Library, 6882 Cliffdale Road

 

August 21: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breastfeeding and Sibling Class

Department of Public Health: Third Floor Auditorium 1235 Ramsey Street

 

August 26:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Community Breastfeeding Support and Awareness Photo Booth

Spring Lake Family Resource Center, 101 Laketree Blvd, Spring Lake

Department of Public Health Lobby, 1235 Ramsey Street   

 

The Health Department is recognized as a “Breastfeeding Friendly Business” and a “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace” by the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition. Health Department employees are encouraged to provide their infants with breastmilk and are given time and space to express milk during the workday for the infant’s first year of life.